Travelers are voting South Esther Island State Marine Park and Surprise Cove State Marine Park as the best marine sanctuaries near Whittier. There are 1 marine sanctuary near Seward a city just 44 km from Whittier and 1 marine sanctuary near Valdez which is 77 km distant. The most popular of these are Thumb Cove State Marine Park near Seward and Jack Bay State Marine Park in Valdez. You can find 7 marine sanctuaries in Alaska and 10 marine sanctuaries in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Alaska is Sealion Cove State Marine Park and Thumb Cove State Marine Park is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of marine sanctuaries near Whittier.